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Innovation & Knowledge Management Intern

Rome (Italy)

  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Rome (Italy)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Innovations for Sustainable Development
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-23

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World Food Programme



(Innovation and Knowledge Management Division - 3 positions) 




The mission of WFP is to end global hunger. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.


In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. Present in over 80 countries, the organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.


We are seeking to fill three internship positions in our Innovation and Knowledge Management Division.  The positions will be based at our Headquarters in Rome, Italy. The Internships will be for a period of 6 months starting between January and July 2020. 


Key outputs/Responsibilities:


  1. Preparing analysis for cost optimization and organizational efficiency reviews
  2. Helping the team create key documents for executive management


Details on role and tasks     


Reporting directly to a Consultant in the Innovation & Knowledge Management Division, the intern will:


  1. Support the assigned workstream/project with data analysis and preparation of presentations:
  • Edit workstream data for analysis and carry out first analysis
    • Obtain and clear data from different sources and departments
    • Clean data in excel and prepare for pivoting and other excel operations
    • Run first analysis to determine possible fields of interest
    • Suggest and inform the team on possible analysis approaches and outcomes
  • Suggest and create slides showing results of analysis
    • Support workstream in creation of necessary slides
    • Suggest interesting new slides based on insight gained in discussions and data analysis
  • Participate in team discussions/meetings wherever possible
    • Participate in meetings, as required by the project


  1. Support other efficiency workstream/projects as needed
  • Assist the Head of Innovation & Knowledge Management as well as the Project Manager and Consultant with other activities as required


Essential Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled and have attended University courses in the last 12 months inclusive of having completed at least two years of undergraduate studies or have recently graduated in the last 6 months with a BA or MA and attended courses in the past 12 months;
  • Proficiency in Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook);
  • Fluent in English.


Desirable competence:


The candidate would ideally be a high-performing and motivated student, a communicative and cooperative team player with strong problem solving skills. Prior relevant work experience is a plus.


Terms and Conditions

  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the maximum amount of US$1000 per month depending on the duty station of assignment.
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs.
  • WFP will reimburse travel ticket for candidates who are nationals of developing countries and are pursuing their studies in their home country.
  • WFP will recognize candidates’ educational credentials from recognized institutions that have been certified by competent international or national authorities such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) or Ministries of Education;


Closing date: 23 December 2019 


VA reference no: 109124

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